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The trick to use Google Maps without internet

Google Maps. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
Google Maps. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Use Google Maps has become one of the easiest and fastest ways to locate an address. Gone are the days when it was necessary to ask a stranger for directions to a destination.

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However, dependency on apps like this also presents some problems. What happens if we are in a place with no connection to Internet? From Google They have the answer to this question.

Their application of maps is not only extremely accurate in providing directions, it is also is able to work offline if necessarywhile providing a high quality service.

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“If you plan to go to a place where the Internet connection is slow, the mobile data plan is expensive or it is not possible to connect, the user can save an area of ​​Google Maps in his telephone either tablets to be able to use it offline”, states the company.

Next, TechMarkup will explain everything that has to be done to be able to use Google Maps without an Internet connection:

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1. Download the map

In order to effectively use the application in offline mode, it is necessary that the device from which the application is being accessed has the map to be used downloaded.

To do this, it is necessary to open the app and write the address to be visited in the search engine. Once the location is displayed it is necessary to press the name of the site located at the bottom and select the option to download.

It should be noted that by default These types of downloads are stored in the internal memory of the device. However, it is possible to configure the system so that the file is saved to external memory.

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The trick to use Google Maps without internet

2. Use the app

Once the offline map has been successfully downloaded, it should be available anytime the app is started and a stable enough internet connection is not available in order to operate normally.

In these types of cases, the user only has to do is Enter the address you want to go to and then the system should automatically find and use the downloaded map.

Three tricks in Google Maps to plan routes on Android

Users of Android what do they use Google Maps they have a lot of trip planning functions that not only serve to find the best route, but also the best time to travel or the areas to avoid when parking the auto.

Here are 3 Google Maps features that will effectively help plan a route for an upcoming vacation, weekend getaway, or long business trip:

1. Set driving and public transport options

The first thing to do when planning a trip is to customize the driving options. When a route is calculated, it is necessary to click ‘Options’. There you can avoid tolls, highways and/or ferries.

If you use public transport, you can find these options in the filters ‘all vehicles’ Y ‘Best Routes’. There you can choose the preferred means of transport and if you want less transport, walk less, among others.

Google Maps. (photo: Passion Motor)
Google Maps. (photo: Passion Motor)

check the traffic

When the route to a destination is calculated, Google Maps will show the travel time in a color:

– The green it is without traffic.

– The orange it is heavy traffic.

– The red it is a very strong traffic and even retentions.

When displaying the indicators, you can see a graph with a traffic forecast for the next few hours. This will be very useful so that you can decide whether to delay the trip for a few hours or not.

Traffic on Google Maps. (photo: Androiflip)
Traffic on Google Maps. (photo: Androiflip)

Find out if there is parking available in the destination area

If a user is going to an unknown city or district and wants to avoid driving half an hour to park the car with Google Maps, they can search for the option ‘Difficulty parking’.

The route map can display messages about the typical difficulty of parking at the destination.

Find parking on Google Maps. (photo: as.com)
Find parking on Google Maps. (photo: as.com)

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